Ensure curl is install and change to the tmp directory for when we download the agent installer

yum install curl -y
cd /tmp

Download and extract the installer and make the script executable. Add the --insecure flag to the curl command if your vRA is behind a self-signed certificate.

Update the value of $VRA_FQDN to be your vRA instance (without the https://)

export $VRA_FQDN=vra01.domain.com
curl --insecure -LO https://$VRA_FQDN/software/download/prepare_vra_template_linux.tar.gz
tar -xvf prepare_vra_template_linux.tar.gz
cd prepare_vra_template_linux
chmod +x prepare_vra_template.sh

Execute the script and follow the prompts. You will need to know the FQDN for the vRA and IaaS boxes.


Remove udev persistence rules.

/bin/rm -f /etc/udev/rules.d/70*

Enable machines cloned from this template to have their own unique identifiers

/bin/sed -i '/^\(HWADDR\|UUID\)=/d' /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

If you rebooted or reconfigured the reference machine after installing the software bootstrap agent, reset the agent and follow the steps.


Power down the VM

shutdown -h now

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Sam Perrin@samperrin

Automation Consultant, currently working at Xtravirt. Interested in all things automation/devops related.

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